I have misused my life, but if the dead forgive, then it is certainly on the condition that we forever refrain from evil and repair all we have done wrong. Can that be?…
- Gerard de Nerval
We do not know what happens to life’s sorrows after death, especially
those last moments of suffering, it is possible that everything ends
with death, but we cannot be certain that the memory of suffering does
not linger for several hours in this body we describe as dead, nor can
we rule out the possibility that matter uses putrefaction as a last
resort to rid itself of suffering.
- José Saramago
Peace? There never was any in the world. But in the pliable water, under the sky, unmoored, I am traveling now and hearing myself laugh, at first with nerves and then with genuine amazement. It is all around me.
- Harold Brodkey
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall
The rest is silence.
- William Shakespeare